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CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:38am EST
and god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. steve does not like his new name chuck, so i am sorry. [laughter] former senator rick santorum of pennsylvania was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1998 at the age of 32. when 1995 to 2007 he served in the u.s. senate. in 2000 he was elected to the position of senate republican conference chairman. he became one of the most successful government reformers in our history. taking on washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived. along with john boehner and others he was one of the famous gang of seven that expose post office scandals and it was his record that prompted a reporter to write in a recent article that santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. he is the author of the welfare reform act that has empowered millions to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce. he wrote and championed the legislation that [unintelligible] and the combatting autism act because he believes each and every individual by you and the most notably to be protected. he f
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
baseline you used in september in your pledge to america. if we have gone 41 and we are going to go another 10 or 15, what i ask of you is in light of the fact, as mr. dent points out, we have already done the deepest cut under republicans, under democrats, under any of us. it is time to hear from you what is your alternative to make a deal? now, compromise is a prettier word, but we need to come to agreement. if we are going to serve our country and those who serve our country, then we need to come to agreement because they elected all of us. none of us has any greater superiority. we are all the same. and we need to come to agreement. i don't have much time but i'll be glad to yield to you. can you take time -- mr. rogers: would the gentleman talk to his colleagues over in the other body and tell them to pass something we can negotiate on? mr. hoyer: reclaiming my time, 435 of us have tried to talk to the people in the other body. but i will tell you under the constitution of the united states, we have the responsibility of initiating bills. read the constitution. read the constitution. w
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 9:30pm EDT
. a public service created by america's cable companies. >> our series of interviews with likely g.o.p. candidates continues with former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. we'll talk to him about his political career. when he began thinking of running for president and why. what issues he thinks are important in the 2010 campaign. states rights and health care. his views on abortion. church views on state. and his views on catholocism. this is about 50 minutes. >> when did you decide you had to get involved? >> the same motor vague as a lot of the tea party people. i thought this was a tipping point. if obama care took over the health care system, america as i was given it, as my grandfather and father came to this country that place would no longer exist. i went out started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country and trying to stir people up and provide a message, and i got a lot of feedback saying, hey you should think of doing this again, running for something. just again, kept walking down the path. i found out by th
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
. main street, not wall street. this is not about my past. it is about our future. i think america is in trouble. the debt is amounting, and is resting on the chests of my grandchildn. spending is out of control. we spend $300 billion of month, and we'd borrow $120 billion of that. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. the is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidts or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall stree
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 12:30am EDT
. if the government took over the health care system, america as we know it, as i was given it, as my grandfather who came to this country that place would no longer exists. so i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and talking to people around the country and trying to stir people up and provide a message and a lot of feedback. you should think about doing this again, running for something. i kept walking down the path. i found out, by the way, when i went to iowa we had been in 21 states but when i went to iowa c-span actually covered my speech. other folks started paying attention. they said, "oh you are running for president." i said, "no, i'm just visiting the states." i kept going back to iowa and then new hampshire and south carolina because, every time i did, i got covered. i wanted to be heard. when i did that, was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it and that is sort of how this all happened. it was really by accident. >> you were quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i love the tea party but i will not claim the mantle. tea part
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
the obvious. america has to get its fiscal house in order. how we got here is debated but certain things are indisputable. we have two wars that have been paid for on the credit card. we had tax cuts that went to the high income americans that are on the credit card. we recently extended them at the cost of $700 billion to the deficit. we had irresponsible behavior on the part of wall street that required rescuing the financial system in america so that main street could fight and survive another day. and then that led to a collapse in the economy and 10% unemployment that required governmental action in order to try to stabilize the economy. we have a long way to go in restoring the economy, but that has to be our first mission. the republican proposal on how to address this budget in these continuing resolutions will fail. the reason it will fail is because it fails to do what must obviously be done if we're going to have long-term fiscal stability and that is put everything on the table. the cuts that are proposed by the republican majority, unwise as they are, cannot do the job. the
CNN
Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
to viewers about that. i nt with a to quickly remind you about a cnn in america special, the fight over the construction of a mosque in the heart of the bible belt. called unwelcome, the muslims next door. debut sunday march 27th at 8:00 p.m. >>> these are not live pictures, this is from earlier. remember the standoff over the budget repair bill that was going to strip workers of bargaining rights, last night the state senate republicans passed the bill on their own after taking out a few fiscal provisions that required a larger quorum. this is how it's going over. not at all well with union members and teachers and other critics and majority lawmakers. late this morning police moved into lock the capitol down. you can see there seems to be a sit-in of some point. they wanteded to clear the protester out, ahead of the vote front of the final assembly which was supposed to happen an hour ago. the wisconsin bill would let public employees negotiate only their wages, not working condition or anything else that a typical union can negotiate. limit pay raises to the inflation rate unless the
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 9:00pm EDT
of america, we are used to thinking of ourselves as a super power, as a world leader, as a country capable of throwing our weight around when we feel the need to. that's really only when you take a step back, take sort of a wide historical view that you realize one of the consequences of that self image, that self concept is that we end up feeling that need to throw our weight around quite a lot. we go to war all the time. big wars, little wars, medium sized wars, weird wars, normal wars, wars. america as a country fights a lot of wars. >> the participation of american forces in beirut will again be for a limited period, but i concluded there is no alternative to their returning to lebanon if they have a chance to stand on their feet. grenada was a friendly island paradise for tourism. it was ready to export terror and undermine democracy. we got there just in time. at 7:00 this evening eastern time, air and naval forces of the united states launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorist facilities and military assets that support moammar gadhafi's subversive activities.
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
conference organized by the united states of america and also in fighting for president of all countries in the region. that shows our markets are too small to attract really important investors. and this is very high and i hope president clinton will join us because he was one of the people who inspired ourselves to organize a conference. this was said by president alija izetbegovic, is very important. it is important to have bosnia and herzegovina connected to croatia, slovenia and croatia, bosnia and herzegovina is very important. of this region can be really motivated economically by building an infrastructure together for communication. >> if i could ask jim and catherine ashton, croatia has fantastic tourism and so does montenegro and slovenia. what is it that is holding back that investment into this part of the world? >> you have a number of investors coming. [laughter] >> the biggest thing you have to have which we have seen in croatia we have seen in other countries which we will see more of in bosnia and herzegovina is political will. for business to invest you need political
FOX
Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
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FOX News
Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm EST
president obama's views on the tea party in america has been exposed.ç stunning excerpts from a new book reveal the president's belief that racism was in fact a deep seated motivation of the movement. the absurd assessment can be found in family of freedom, presidents and african-americans in the white house. according to the book at a private white house dinner in may of 2010 the president explained that race was wobbly a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right wing activists in the tea party movement. rather than dispute that notion, president obama agreed and reportedly called racism the subterranean agenda of the movement. without a shred of evidence the president has no problem labeling the tea party as racist. in recent years he's been quick to if forgive racially insensitive remarks made by some on the left. remember when joe biden said this. >> sean: not long after that statement was made, all was forgiven. when it was revealed that harry reid once refered to mr. obama as a light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect.
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
this was a tipping point. if the government took over the health-care system, america as we know it, as my grandfather and father came to this country, that place with no longer exist. i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country trying to stir people up and provide a message. i got a lot of feedback saying you should think about doing this again running for something. i find out what i went to iowa, c-span covered my speech. other folks started to pay attention and they said you are running for president. i said i'm just going around the states trying to help out. in some respects, i kept going back to iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina, because every time i did, i got covered. that's why did it. i wanted to be heard. i was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it. that is how this happened, really by accident. >> you are quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i'm not -- cannot not going to claim the metal bat i'm -- i am not going to claim the mantle live in a tea party. they were b
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
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ABC
Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm EST
on his highly public shenanigans. the question, how long will america pay attention? >> reporter: it's not funny anymore. from his endless on-line rants. >> winning! >> reporter: to raising a machete in mock triumph on a rooftop. charlie sheen has become a run away train. on monday afternoon cbs had enough. they fired sheen. in an e-mail obtained by tmz the network executive told the actor's attorneys, your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill. so far society has witnessed seemingly every second of sheen's meltdown. >> it's like watching a train wreck. we see the train rounding the corner, two wheels on the tracks, if it doesn't crash soon we'll go to something else. >> reporter: unless sheen follows his downward spiral with a successful recovery. at one point robert downey jr. and britney spears were so down and out it seemed unlikely they could ever bounce back. today downey jr. is riding a wave of successful box office crashes and living a successful life. and spears had some huge hits and a comeback tour. >> he needs serious p
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
defend the constitution of the united states of america. we commissioned a survey by public opinion strategies, one of the most respected polling organizations, and let me tell you what they found. in spite of all that talk about it being about the economy and jobs, and jobs and the economy were critical, they found that 32% of the entire electorate on november 2 was made up of conservative and evangelical christians who voted 70%-21% republican, and they were the booster rocket that drove the biggest landslide in a century, and will be the key to victory in 2012 and again. i know that sometimes when people go to washington they lose 20 i.q. points, and some have more despair than others. there is a tendency sometimes among the punditocracy to think that moral issues should be kept out of polite conversation. that social conservatives should ride in the back of the bus. my message to the national republican party tonight is simple -- if you turn your backs on the pro-family-pro-life consider freezing -- constituency, you will be consigned to permanent minority status. some have sugg
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
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CNN
Mar 10, 2011 6:00am EST
here in america. king flat out says he doesn't care if it's politically correct. the main witnesses that we're going to see that he's invited are family members of those inspired to get into terrorism. and also an american muslim that will talk about the culture of his community. t.j., last night, eight democrats on this committee wrote king asking him to cancel the hearing, saying it too narrowly singles out the community. listen to eric holder. >> we don't want to stigmatize, we don't want to alienate entire communities. we need to focus on individuals or groups of individuals, who might band together and who would try to harm american interests or american citizens. that is what this justice department is doing. >> now, i spoke with congressman king last night, he insists he does not want to demonize the muslim-american community. he also said, look if my job is to look for radicalization from al qaeda, where else am i going to look? one of the issues that king says drives him a report that he gets from his friends and law enforcement community at home in new york and around the
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
.com. >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more time. >> she held her own. we'll bring that up. >>> but a dramatic night last night in the standoff of wisconsin. the state capitol completely cleared of demonstrators for the first time in 17 nights. now, thousands of state workers, bracing themselves for thousands of st
FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 9:00pm EST
to say. it is destroying america. it is not a coincidence that gold hit an all-time high today. >> sean: what is it? >> it is nearing $1500 an ounce. record high our currency continues to devalue. this is a growing problem. american people have acknowledged it. we are not doing anything about it. >> sean: are we showing the world that we are now trying to get ahold of our debt? >> we are destroying america run out of control debt. skyrocketing deficits. the debt ceiling -- if we start paying down interest it will be larger than discretional spending. the real win is that for these two weeks, they were able to cut two billion dollars out of spending. not decrease the growth of government. four billion dollars in two weeks of continuing the government. that's a lot of money. >> sean: four billion here and there, i'll take it. here's the problem, people don't realize this is last year's budget. they had a democratic house and senate and democratic president, they weren't responsible enough to pass a budget. now we are doing this. why is this bad when we are sending a message -- >> democrat
FOX News
Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
♪ ♪ >>> hello, america. i'm judge judge judge filling in for glenn this week who is on vacation. tonight on the docket, the price of oil and growing government debt. the bloody protest in the middle east and north america set the price of oil skyrocketing. oil is trading at a half-year high of over $100 a barrel. and consumer saw 33% gallon gas price jump at the pump in the last two weeks. meanwhile, the federal government continues racking up endless debt. today is $14 trillion. by the end of next year, if the president gets his way, it will be over $15.6 trillion. that debt is money. you and your children will have to pay back. our progeny will be born as financial slaves to the federal government, as they will have their way to tax to spend for spending that occurred before they were born. yet the big government shakedown doesn't stop there. part of the reason gasoline is so expensive because of the unconstitutional government interference. you see, the government, the federal government is sitting on huge reserves of oil. it places nonsensical drilling restrictions on oil co
FOX News
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
, by the day, welcome to "america's newsroom", i'm bill hemmer martha: good to see you bill, welcome, everybody i'm martha maccallum we have these multiple tornado warnings from the big easy to south alabama and these storms are looking very serious bill: maria molina live from the weather center, what do you have? >> reporter: good morning we do have a brand new watch that's been issued in parts of the florida panhandle from southern alabama and also in mississippi this is all along these lines of storms and a tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado development, so as the storms do enter the watch area we're going to see these touching down and the current report right now of a tornado on the ground we do have a tornado warning in red, in gulf shores and that also does mean that tornadoes currently on the move, moving east at 50 miles per hour, it was spotted 6 miles northeast of the gulf shores airport so if you are in this area, you need to seek shelter immediately aside from the tornado threat we have several thunderstorms warnings in the area, in yellow, that means wi
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
for offering a resolution noting the many contributions that she made to america and express the condolences for her family. because, you see, mr. president, for we women before 1960geri was a force of nature, a powerhouse. she changed the face of politics. she changed the way women thought of themselves and what we believed we could accomplish. on july 11, 1984, when mo walter mondale called geri ferraro and sctd her to be his vice-presidential running mate, an amazing thing happened: they took down the men-only sign on the white house. they took down the men-only sign on the white house. for geri and all american women, there was no turning back, only going forward. america knows ger implete as a political phenomenon. i knew her as a dear friend and colleague. we served in the house together in the late-1970's and when she left in 1984 to run for vice president, i left in 1986 to run for the senate. we were among the early bird women in the house of representatives and as early birds, we weren't fraid to ruffle some feathers. we had some good times and passed some good legislation. it must
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 6:00am EST
on "the washington post," a study on sex in america, study finds abstinence on rise in teens, early 20s. i've been saying for some time and some time looking at my kids and their friends over the past few years -- >> right. >> i've noticed a, in the age of pornography where a kid who is 9 or 10 is exposed to stuff we weren't exposed to until we were in college or even later, a more conservative generation regarding sex. and here it says the number of teens and people in the early 20s who remain abstinent goes well into the early -- it goes close to a third, mike barnicle. this is a dramatic shift. our youth are becoming more conservative when it comes to abstinence and sex. i think it's a reaction to all those images they're bombarded with at an early age. >> i think part of it, i think you put your finger on part of it, is the unbelievable access that kids have, everyone has, to stuff on the internet from the age of 8, 9, 10 years of age. i am the wrong guy to talk to about this, joe. i was raised with a deep belief and taught that sex is more dangerous than the third rail. >> right. >> j
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
cutting short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership on libya and now heading back to washington two hours earlier than planned and holding a conference call with his national security team before departing. speaking in el salvador yesterday, obama pushed back against criticism of the high cost of war which some analystings predict could cost the western coalition more than $1 billion if the operation drags on for more than a couple of months. >> we will continue to provide details to the american people about the costs of this operation. but because it is limited in time, scope, with a well-defined mission, we are confident that this is something we can budget as part of our overall operations. events happen around the world in which the united states with our unique capabilities has to respond. as the leader in the world community. in benghazi, city of 700,000 people, you had the prospect of gadhafi's forces carrying out his orders to show no mercy. for us to be able to structure something where we bring our unique capabilities to bear, to fulfill a mission that i
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. later, a form from the consumer federation of america. president obama is currently on a four day visit of and plan american country. he will deliver a speech on rio de janeiro on u.s. and latin american relations. tuesday and wednesday he is in el salvador, where he will meet with the president there, before returning to washington. continuing coverage of his trip here on the c-span network. the ford museum recently held its first symposium on ethics in america. they look at how they handle ethical issues. ford talks about how his father dealt with the dilemma at watergate. it will talk about the the leaking information to reporters. this is one hour and 20 minutes. >> from a teenager in the white house to a most interesting career. sometimes, he has been a cowboy, a businessman, corporate spokesperson, and motivational speaker too many audiences. when gerald ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the united states, steve and his three siblings steadily went from the kids down the block to the only kid on the block on the 1600 pennsylvania avenue. this life was intense and not alwa
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 12:00am EST
? david and charles koch, probably the most aggressive and prolific right-wing activists in america today, individually they are each tied for 18th richest man in the world are. and their combined fortune would rank them at number 4, right behind carlos slim, bill gates, and warren buffett. this isn't them moving up in the ranks. they would have been fourth in the world last year, too. but just in the past year, good news, david and charles koch saw their wealth increase by $9 billion in one year. that's how much it went up. and remember, they don't really work. they inherited an oil and chemical company from their papa. but they made $9 billion in the past year doing the hard work of inheriting something. so number 1, carlos slim. number 2, bill gates. number 3, warren buffett. number 4, the combined wealth of the koch brothers. but this list turned out to also be good news for those of us here at "the rachel maddow show" because coming in at number 7 this year was susie jones, kent jones's mom. number 7 on the billionaires list this year. she's a retired kindergarten teacher from missou
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 4:30am EDT
" in america. about california, and he is are could you team was called in to save four people from a submerged car. the rescue was set if motion after the driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first kay of spring hit southern california with heavy pounding rain and high winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. >>> in arkansas, a train derailment has led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of the five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle crushing it. investigators worked throughout the might to determine what caused the derailment. >>> and finally, in new york dozens of men took a little more than off the top at the top of the annual event. the group ordered up buzz cuts and clean shaves to raise money for children battling cancer. the event was a success raising more than $30,000. but its also gave the men a chance to show solidarity with children who lose their hair during chemotherapy. great event there. >>> well, now a look at your national and reenlgle gional we here is bill karins with the ret chann
FOX News
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
, america. i'm judge napolitano, guest hosting for glenn beck today. we have a lot to cover. let's start with the battle to rein in the ever-growing federal budget deficit. big government republicans in the house are leading up a pathetic charge to cut $61 billion in this year's federal budget. to put it in perspective, the federal government budget deficit for 2011 is projected to be $1.6 trillion. cutting $61 billion is a joke. but senate democrats won't be outdone when it comes to half-hearted or spineless spending cut measures they proposed additional $6.5 billion cut that the congressional budget claims is only $4.7 billion. can you follow any of this? america, too many politicians on both sides of the aisle have simply lost touch with reality when it comes to government spending. a $4.7 billion cut in the face of a $1.6 trillion deficit is akin to doing nothing when it comes to solving this problem. it's as if an alcoholic stood on a podium addressing fellow drinkers and proudly proclaimed that night at the bar, he would only have ten shot of jamison instead of the customary 11. ye
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
of america? >> reporter: it's your fault, chuck. as we started this segment both of you said we fear change. here in the u.s. consumers fear change. >> more so than europeans. >> reporter: absolutely. europeans tend to move a little bit more in lock step when it comes to social order. here people are so -- die this story this morning and i can tell you i got a dozen of emails from people saying you will never path chip in my body. >> bob is saying we're part of the body. >> marching in lock step on the european stuff. that may get you in trouble too. >> bob sullivan, very interesting. thank you. >> thank you. >>> trivia time. we asked which former member of congress learned to fly before learning to drive. well look that. the answer it's former congresswoman heather wilson. the new mexico republican she of course threw her hat in this week for the senate seat of retiring senator jeff bingham. she's an air force veteran. there you go. she learned to fly before learning to drive. >> out west big open spaces. maybe an airplane is a better mode of transportation. coming up next the power of the
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00am EST
. barack obama was born in america. barack obama is a christian who accepted jesus christ as his personal savior. >> and lets move on. >> barack obama said that. >> i think first of all it's more indicative of the sad state of american politics. number one. and number two, i think it is destructive to the republicans. >> it is. >> i'm out there all the time saying these guys told us they'd do something about jobs. they've been on their job since early january. we've had about abortion, birthing, we've heard about this, we've heard about that. we heard nothing about jobs. they should be talking about one thing. >> let's go back to what else mike said. >> all right. >> listen, i simply refuse to pick a fight. let's bring in willie really quickly. willie, you've been part of the happy woody's roundup over the past three or four years. we love mike. but if my mother said this, i would say something about my mother. >> when we started this in 2007 -- by the way, my mother says stuff like this all the time. i pick up the phone and call her and say, ma, stop it! >> in 2007 when we started i was
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 1:00pm EST
the homeowners. we've got 12 million mortgages in america that are currently under water and yet this program , this program which was actually rolled out in march, started about six months ago, has 245 applications. 245. how many have actually made it over the hurdles and have gotten some help and refinanced? 44. 44 refinances. we've got $8.12 billion that has been obligated, we have $50 million that has been dispersed. now, a quick back of the envelope calculation, that's $1.1 million per mortgage refinanced thus far. if we look at it even further, were these million-dollar mortgages? actually the average mortgage was about $300,000. so we spent the american taxpayers, in terms of their dollars, we spent $1.1 million in order to refinance a $300,000 loan. the administration said, we're going to have $1.-- 1.5 million homeowners get into this program. and yet we've taken almost a year, we have 44 that have actually gone through. if you were to get through this program, if you were one of the lucky ones, one of the 44, clearly it's not going to help you in so as you're going to destroy your c
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. >> there's a tornado, right there. get in the school. >> running for cover. a tornado chases down high school children. their moment of terror, caught on tape. >>> air traffic snooze. an air controller admits dozing off. this morning, drastic action at airports across this country. >>> chris brown breaks his silence, expressing regret over his backstage blowup here at "gma." >> i want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office. anybody who was offended. >> but he didn't stop there. we'll have all the reaction and more details on what really happened. >>> and guilty as charged. this dog knew she was headed to the dog house. >> let's see your face. oh, my goodness. denver, you didn't. >> this morning, denver the dog is here. it's a "gma" exclusive. her first interview right here. >>> oh, denver. don't feel that bad. we've all had our tail between our legs at one point, right? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we'
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
connell-inhofe amendment. america america my -- mr. merkley: my colleague from texas was addressing this amendment and noting her support for it. i would like to address several reasons that y this amendment is bad policy for america. first and foremost, this amendment increases our addiction to foreign oil. it increases oil consumption by 455 million barrels. right now we import about 9.7 million barrels of oil per day. so this amendment is equivalent to six weeks' worth of oil imports. recognize that gas prices are about $3.50 a gallon. the mcconnell-inhofe amendment amounts to a $68 billion price tag for working families to buy gas, to buy gas from oil imported from overseas. and this isn't a tax that in any way supports our economy. in fact, this is a tax that goes out of our economy to purchase energy from overseas. so, from the middle east, from nigeria, from venezuala. that is very profitable to the companies that supply that oil. it's very profitable to the governments far outside of the united states of america. but it certainly hurts the citizens of our nation. it takes our energy dollar
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 10:00am EST
it out of america. but it's not the only item i mentioned. i mentioned $1.2 billion the gentleman wanted to send to the iraqi forces. the $250,000 limit the republicans rejected on individual entities. so, no, there are billions in agriculture and the military. i didn't just mention one item. the gentleman does understand they're vulnerable so they blame obama. they are both wrong sending money to brazil. i hope in his final time the gentleman from alabama will address it. in the first place, on two of these programs, the hamp program, which we will deal with next week on the floor, and the f.h.a. refi, the money doesn't come from the treasury. they keep saying it but they are wrong. and ignoring a fact doesn't make it go away. those are funds that come from tarp. in the financial reform bill we reinforced an earlier provision, and i will subject it to the record. i'll put it in the record. it says the fdic is authorized to conduct risk-based assessments on financial companies to pay for this, the money that's left in the tarp. we have a mandate to the fdic so that when the tarp is finis
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
by european, chinese, indian, businesses and american, unfortunately. we would like to see america in front. thank you. >> you touched on this a little bit. i was interested in your assessment of the concern that is expressed in many circles with the impact of iran's influence on iraq and how it would affect u.s. interests. >> you can change many things, but you cannot change -- we have more than 1,000 kilometers of border between iraq and iran. several thousand years of history. for better or for worse, we are going to have to deal with it. we also have families who are connected. some of our labor comes from iran. we have a very close and almost integrated relationship with iran. but we have different political systems. we continued to insist that our relationships rebuild on mutual respect. we do not want to exports our democracy to the improved we don't want them to interfere. however, that is easier said than done. as you know, the best way to stop interference is not simply to admonish and to demand, but to build our own institutions and to build our own community. -- our own communit
MSNBC
Mar 24, 2011 12:00am EDT
protest movement america was supporting. in libya now, there's some of that same awkwardness. justin elliott had a piece at salon.com that was helpful and interesting, noting that the george w. bush administration's embrace of gadhafi and their military brought about something a year ago that brought senior libyan officers to the headquarters of the u.s. pentagon command center leading the fight against that exact same libyan military. think about that a second. pentagon division now fighting them in a war. and it is looking more and more like a war. the u.n. security council vote that authorized what's happening, that vote was to protect civilians by enforcing a no-fly zone over the country, right? but it authorized member states taking, quote, all necessary measures to protect civilians there. we are now into that all necessary measures part. reports from libya saying there is no one other than the coalition flying over libya. only coalition aircraft are in the skies. but what they are doing is attacking gadhafi's military on the ground, attacking tanks and missile launchers, attac
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
a lesser america to the next and trillions in unpaid bills. a new report from the government accounting office documents what we instinctively have known, waste and duplication in government cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. early estimates say between $100 billion and $200 billion. and experts say we could save tens of billions of dollars by aggressively prosecuting health care, waste and abuse, just as we saved millions of dollars going after health care fraud when i was attorney general. the people of connecticut, indeed of america, will not tolerate and should not tolerate billions in waste and duplication. it must be cut. that's where we should focus. not on the thoughtless slashing of essential services that provide a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. when we cut, let's be smart about it. the people of connecticut are sick of the special breaks and tax loopholes that have been protected for far too long, tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas, subsidies to huge oil and gas interests; some of them the most profitable companies in the history of the
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
says the that almost half the households in america do not have any access to public transit. they do not have a choice. they pay the high price of gas or do not travel to much of these places. for most americans, public transportation ought to be an option. host: to comment or ask a question, please call the numbers at the bottom of your screen. you can also e-mail us for says tweet. the president address the topic of oil and gas prices in a conference yesterday. here is what he had to say. >> we need to continue to boost domestic production of oil and gas. last year, we reached its highest level since 2003. let me repeat that. our oil production reached its highest level in seven years. oil production from federal waters in the gulf of mexico reached an all-time high. for the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of what we consume. any notion that my administration has shut down oil production may make for a good political sound bite, but it does not match up to reality. guest: we want to move as much of our energy production to domestic sources as
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 8:00pm EST
to america. you agree with me, dr., do you not? >> yes, sir. >> every sit down i have had, we have discussed this with the fbi about my own district. newome from paterson, jersey. we had the second-largest muslim community in the country. i grew up in the neighborhood. arabic neighborhood. eight more air big food and an italian food. that does not make me no more -- eight more arabic food than the italian food. that does not make me anymore an expert. every time i sat down with the fbi about my own district, i was told many times that there is no hidden agenda and that you need not fear the recruiting that we are talking about today in this hearing. does that mean every district in the country -- does that mean chairman king's district? i do not know. some very bad people came out of some mosques and some very bad people came out of catholic churches. we have to do everything we can to avoid a wide crushed. that gets us nowhere. we cannot defend our own children and neighborhoods if we had bad information. why should we be surprised? we know our enemies are probing the system every day. they
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